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Monday 27th January 2020

Queen will be 'delighted' by Prince Harry and Meghan's 'unorthodox' royal tour 

Harry and Meghan's approach hailed as "brilliantly unorthodox"

The Queen will be taking great pleasure from the manner in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are performing their royal duties, it has been claimed. 

According to a royal commentator, the couple's approach to protocol may differ from other royals - but it will be a hit with the Queen because she is so fond of the Commonwealth.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle are halfway through their 10 day tour of Africa and pundit Richard Fitzwilliams believes their "uniquely informal" manner is 'brilliant', if unusual.

He told the that Harry and Meghan's tendency to hug and dance with people they have met is evidence of their determination to 'do things their way'.

Prince Harry has been overseas with his wife and son (Credit:

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But Mr Fitzwilliams indicates their break from traditions also shows how Harry and Meghan are smart about how they connect with supporters.

He reflected: "Their main appeal is clearly to the young and it is brilliantly unorthodox.

I am sure that the Queen will be delighted at their successes.

"Meghan's speech to her audience in the deprived township of Nyanga in Cape Town where there is a high level of violence, as 'a woman of colour and your sister' had an electrifying response."

The royal expert also noted how introducing baby Archie to Archbishop Desmond Tutu could help boost the appeal of their brand across the world with "the enthusiastic response prov[ing] yet again the potency of the appeal of royals on tour."

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Mr Fitzwilliams suggested this - and well as their youth - would help strengthen the connection between Harry and Meghan and their target audience, claiming over 60% of the Commonwealth's population are under 30.

And this is key to the Queen's enthusiasm because she prizes the Commonwealth so highly.

He continued: "I am sure that the Queen, who cares so deeply about her beloved Commonwealth, will be delighted at their successes."

Harry yesterday admitted he was "emotional" as he made a visit to Angola, recreating the memorable 1997 image of his late mum Diana walking through an Angolan minefield.

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